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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

WOYWW #279

I've remembered what day of the week it is this week, and am getting my post written in plenty of time! As you will see from the posts below this, I have actually managed to get my a** in gear, and get started on the C Cards.So for this weeks WOYWW, courtesy of Our Julia at The Stamping Ground, here it is, in all its mess glory.
Assorted embossing pastes and glitters, stencils and stamps. Actually doing more with the stencils at the moment, I shall swap to the stamps when I get bored with trailing glitter everywhere.

Talking of Embossing pastes, as I mentioned in one of the previous posts, my Gold embossing paste, which I've probably had for a couple of years, seems to have lost its colour, its not gold out of the pot, and it doesn't dry gold either. By contrast, I spotted some Aileenes Glitter snow on the shelf, and thought I'd try some white embossing.
I'd already opened this jar, and had closed it again with sellotape, but it is absolutely perfect. I'd rather anticipated it would be dried up, but no. The reason I am so surprised, is that I had to look at some old scans of Christmas cards to find out when I last used it. 2004! The stuff is 10 years old, and as good as the day I bought it. Hows that for value?
 I have sprinkled the trees with crystal glitter, and I've also done some green ones, gold and silver.
 Forgot to take a picture of the silver ones.
Final bit for today, and I'm sure it will make you laugh as much as it did me. I received this in the post, from Deb Willis during last week. She has no idea how right she is, lol. I'm not even human till after my second coffee.


Helen said...

what a great card from Debs, love that image (I have some of them, they're so funny!) and your Christmas cards are going well! Helen 3

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz happy WOYWW -----way to go, doing well there with the C cards...love that idea with the paste, they look super different colours. Glad to read you're doing ok...hugs Robyn

Neet said...

What a gorgeous card from Deb. And what lovely trees you have been doing with your paste etc. Gold does go off, I have had it happen with embossing powder.
Have been keeping up to date with your London ventures, so glad your recovery is going well.
Hugs, Neet 29 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh I love all the versions! Amazing that product has lasted for so long - well, maybe not, as the Aleenes Tack it! I have must be 10 years old as well and it's still good as new.

Carry on Christmas crafting....

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (4)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hahaha.....Debs hit the nail on the head there!! Great card and I bet that made you laugh :-)
Great cards, I do love this pointy trees!!
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

Peg Robinson said...

Wow that is good value. I am throwing stuff out all the time as it dries and turns to dust. Well. tee he, so is 20 years old.(but I still want it to work.) Great C cards and Love the coffee one. Peg R 44

Regina Hamilton said...

Your Christmas cards are beautiful. I have had the same jar of embossing paste for about 7 yrs, and it's still like new. The coffee card is too funny. #2

butlersabroad said...

Love how the Christmas cards are turning out, I've never used embossing paste, always looks too messy for me, it would probably set my teeth on edge, lol. Love the card, looked like me early this morning, I was standing outside my front door at 6:10am in a dressing gown with my hair all wet drinking tea and watching the moon eclipse! I had my furry brown slippers on though instead of bunny ones! I've put a link on my blog of what the socks should look like when they're done, http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss14/PATTneldoreth.php I put it here so you don't have to go back.

Brenda 48

Kyla said...

Ooh ten yr old stash still working....that's real value for money.
Well done getting your WOYWW act together....yet another week I forgot it was Wednesday!

Shoshi said...

I literally ROFL'ed at Deb's card, Shaz - what really made me roar was the fact that the picture looked just like me on the simply awful photo I've just had taken of myself for the blue badge! If that doesn't persuade them to give it to me, nothing will lol! (Actually I get one automatically because I'm on higher rate mobility DLA.) Absolutely brilliant card!!

I love your gorgeous stencilled Christmas trees with the different finishes. A while back Lindsay the Frugal Crafter did a blog post on the shelf life of the materials we use and quite a few of them don't last that long, and it was agreed that perhaps they needed to have a "use by" date on them. I've got some stuff that's donkey's years old...

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment. Glad you like the masterboard. They are really fun to do. Next step to try and think how to use them! Thanks for the good tip about reducing stickiness when cutting EZ Mount Foam. The scissors are supposed to be non-stick but putting down the bits you've cut off is nigh impossible and my fingers got covered too! I've got some Crafter's Companion Stick Away spray - awesome stuff - and I had to keep stopping and using it. Mounting stamps has to be my least favourite task!

Am feeling a bit better today but need to be OK for the felt class tonight. I never seem to catch up with myself!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #32

Ohhh Snap said...

The card from Deb made me laugh. And even though I'm not much of a slipper person, I think I need to get a pair of bunny slippers like that. Beautiful cards. I love it when a product lasts beyond expectations! Pity about the gold though. Did you sprinkle glitter over it? Happy WOYWW! #62

Eliza said...

What a brilliant card you have received, I'm a bit like that too, ssshhh don't tell anyone. Love the trees you have been stamping and what a good value that paste has been. Thanks for visiting and sharing your desk.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan #12

Lisca Meijer said...

Hi Shaz. Thanks for visiting. Your C cards are looking splendid! Very good idea to use the paste. (I really should be doing some cards too....)
Oh that card from Deb is so funny! Great!
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
Have a good week.

Krisha said...

An other set of scrumptious cards!

Sandy Leigh said...

Those trees are so gorgeous. You can never have too much glitter that's for sure. Have a great day! Sandy Leigh #54

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fabulous makes, I do enjoy seeing your different ideas and that paste looks fun. Thanks for popping by, I'll be 40 next year!! Take care Zo xx 57

okienurse said...

awesome cards! Deb is right without that second cup I am trash! Brain fog with Fibro and ME only gets better with coffee! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #25

Annie said...

Thanks for dropping in on me earlier and for your lovely comments. I've spent today looking after the twins and playing nursemaid to my daughter and I'm pleased to say she is moving a little easier today and making a steady recovery if but still rather sore.
I love that card and I'm with you in the need for a coffee in a morning :-)
Annie x # 16

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love your trees! I'm a glitter girl at heart so they are right up my ally!
Glenda #44

Sue said...

Loving the trees.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Sue #33

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
I read your cancer page first this week, I didn't realise it was so complicated, but you know what..... you should write something for the dept.. you put it all in real term and I'm sure it would be very helpful to future sufferers so they know what to expect. Secondly ... do you get glitter in the stoma... I get it everywhere.
well done on starting your Christmas cards ... there I've said the word, I must be getting near the zone. LOL
Have a good week
janet #15

Chrysalis said...

Hi Shaz - those trees are so effective, and I love that great card from Deb. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 23

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Shaz, thank you for your visit earlier! Those Xmas trees look amazing! Such nice, crisp textures! Have a fun and crafty rest of the week! zsuzsa @InkyDinkyDoodle #22

Ali H said...

Loving your Christmas cards ! Great experimenting ! Your pot is doing better than my Vivagolds which often have mould on them - but I just scrap it off & ignore it !! Ali #13

My name is Cindy said...

The cards are really pretty - do you have glitter in your bra yet? That always signals Christmas is on its way to me!! It is such a lottery with 'product' - some of it gets the hump if you don't use it all the first week you have it and other stuff just goes on and on. Love the card! Happy WOYWW, Cindy #41 xx

Lynda Beazley said...

Lovely Christmas cards. I have been experimenting with texture paste and glitter. I really like the ones you have made. how organised are you!
Have a happy week
Lynda B 7

trisha too said...

Oooh that is some grand glittery goodness there, your Christmas cards are off to a fine start!

Happy woyww!
#77ish this week, working on
an Alice themed altered book

pearshapedcrafting said...

Yay! for starting the Christmas cards! I can't make excuses any more as I got my boxes of Christmas stuff out of the cupboard today!! Love what you have done so far. The card certainly made me laugh! Hugs, Chrisx 74

StampinCarol said...

Your stenciling is beautiful! Hmmm, I think I have a jar of embossing paste unopened and about 8 years old. Shameful! Your card is a hoot! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #59

Angela Radford said...

Love the card, are any of us human in the morning, I don't think so Lol!
Hope you are feeling okay. Love the glittery trees. I have found with most pastes, if you put a drop of water in the tub or jar after use they tend not to dry up and when I open it I just mix it in.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Angela Radford said...

Sorry Shaz forgot to leave you my number, Angela x 39

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

I must say, I love the Christmas trees with all of the embossing. Very cool and elegant.
About the card from Debs -- how cute is that!!! She did a great job coloring and just putting all the elements together. Love...

Guess what! I HAVE insurance on my phone. Imagine my surprise yesterday when I went to the store. I should be getting a new phone in the mail today. Yay!!

Thank you for visiting. I always enjoy when you stop by!

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (66)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

You're going great guns with the Christmas cards. Nice to see all the different finishes alongside each other.

Fiona #81

Whimcees said...


Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment. I am lucky to be making a Halloween project - not near Christmas! You are way ahead of me! I wish I could send you a witch hat for your own! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Debs Willis said...

Hi Shaz, so glad you enjoyed the card, I had fun making it!
Live those Christmas trees, made me lol that u finally succumbed to making some :-)
I have some Woodware Fluffy Stuff, bought about a month ago. Supposed to be fine nib, hear to creat snow effect. Came out in lumpy blobs looks rubbish!
Well ahead on my C makes cos I've been playing along with Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge making 2 a month
Happy woyww
Debs 21

Monica said...

very impressed with your do ahead cards and they re all just lovely.
Monica 59

Christine said...

Hi Shaz, Thanks for your visit earlier, sorry I am late getting back, here's the link to the ATCs - http://atcwannabee.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/text-and-paint.html
Love those trees and elegant Noel cards, I think you are very good to start. I DID die cut one or two piccies last week but it didn't feel right so I put everything away again, he! he!
Bishopsmate #46

Diane Baker-Williams said...

That card is a hoot! Always enjoy reading how you emboss. Diane #43

KraftyKaren said...

Those Christmas cards are fab, great that the paste has lasted so long - I hate it when products dry up.

Krafty Karen #82

Cardarian said...

Wow you are good making so many cards, I have done nothing with glitter yet - I will try some soon as I have bought a load last year! Your card from Debs is really funny - I have tea in the morning but without it I look like the lady on your card! :-)
Lots of hugs,

Mrs.D said...

Super cards Shaz, were these stencils you used, they are gorgeous.
Thanks for visiting me,and lovely comments Chris

Hettie said...

Gorgeous C cards there Shaz. I have been throwing some of my embossing powders away as they are going off!
I was just calling by to see how you were doing.

Helen said...

Love your Christmas cards - very elegant. And that last card made me laugh - love it!

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog.

Helen x